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Hotwire (Maggie O'Dell Book 9)

Hotwire (Maggie O'Dell Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Kava
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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"Twisted plots, shocking characters, breakneck pacing. Guaranteed to keep you up all night!"--Lisa Gardner, author of "Love You More"
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"O'Dell could be Reacher's long-lost twin." --Lee Child

"Outstanding. . . . A sizzling plot, achingly real characters, and government officials working their backsides off to save their backsides, all strike as lethally as lightning." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"Alex Kava is a master. Her heroine, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, is one of the classic characters of the thriller genre." --Steve Berry

"Kava seems to get better with every book." --"The Omaha World-Herald "
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""Hotwire "has it all: solid storytelling that propels you right along, intriguing mysteries, memorable and believable characters, and ripped-from-the-news storylines. Oh, and some romance as well. . . . A perfect book."

"Builds toward an electric ending." --"Lincoln Journal-Star"

"Ingenious." --"Kirkus Reviews "
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"Kava spins a plot with significant political ramifications, combining nonstop action and lethal danger. . . . Leave[s] readers wondering about the line between truth and fiction." --"Booklist"

Book Description

In New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava's new thriller, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself in the middle of a government conspiracy...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (21 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057MLOLK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,448 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me going..... 30 Oct 2011
I have read quite a few books.So these days if a book doesn't come up to scratch I don't bother reading it.This isn't the case with this novel.It was back to an old Maggie she seemed to have lost track of in the last 2 novels.She is on the crime scene.The story is interlaced quite well.It kept me guessing right up until the end of the novel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review 7 Aug 2011
Excellent story which continues with the Maggie O' Dell series developing on with her relationship from the previous book. keep it up!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alex Kava - Hotwire 8 April 2012
This is the 9th book in Alex Kava's Maggie O'Dell series. This time we have two story lines running side by side. The first involves a group of teens who decide to get high in the woods and end up witnessing some strange lights and are attacked. Maggie has to deduce whether it was just an hallucination from the drugs or something more sinister, and also find out why the surviving teens seem to be dying one by one.

Secondly we meet up with Benjamin Platt as he investigates a recent viral outbreak at a school, leading him into some murky government secrets and placing his life on the line. Inevitably the two stories eventually meet up in a pretty exciting finale.

What we have here is perhaps not a particularly believable book. It seems Kava has started straying away from the mass murderers' of O'Dell's past and has begun playing around with the idea of government secrets and conspiracy theories. It's all pretty enjoyable but not exactly prize winning stuff, but if it's a fast paced thrilling book you're looking for, you'll find it here with 'Hotwire'. I've said it before and I'll make the point again that Kava reminds me of James Patterson. With her ability to keep the thrills and action coming, so if you're of a fan of James Patterson's more recent efforts you may well be impressed with this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great read 18 July 2013
By Jo
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Only bad comment is that the book didn't last long enough! Finished it in three days, but then I can never put them down.
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By alison
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I really enjoy Alex's books, as I find them all real page turners, I love her ability to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, Maggie O'Dell is one of my all-time favourite character's..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 Feb 2014
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Alex Kava is a great writer I could not put it down and I didn't want to finish the book, I just wanted it to carry on
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend 10 Nov 2013
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Terrific story once one gets into the lay of things would recommend this author to anyone who likes a bit of a thriller
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 5 Nov 2013
By Sarah
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I really enjoyed this book and if you have read any others by this author then you will know the plots are always very good. This one was more sci-fi in parts than others and for this reason I found it, in the beginning, a little more difficult to get in to but I am glad that I stuck with it because it ended up as good as all the rest.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars to be read
not read it yet...... one of my favorite authors, so will enjoy when i do get round to reading it
Published 10 months ago by batley48
3.0 out of 5 stars Two books stuck together.
A talented writer with some great characterisations. I thought the plot ideas were imaginative but felt she had two ideas, the teenagers being electrocuted and the food poisoning... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Diana J Febry
4.0 out of 5 stars another Kava winner
As always, Alex Kava builds to a credible climax. The plot has believable characters, good and bad. A really good read.
Published 11 months ago by Mikmak
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot!
This is a good crime story. Sound, and interesting. I enjoyed reading it, and wasn't tempted, as I sometimes am, to give up on it. I read through to the end and loved it.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. M. E. A. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
I love Alex Kava and have just come back to these books after a wee break and it was good to be back. Great characters and good story.
Published 12 months ago by Cowiegal
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Maggie O'Dell is a great character and I enjoy following what she is up to. This story is well written and very enjoyable
Published 12 months ago by Max Cancale
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read!!!,
What can I say....there hasn't been a book by Alex kava that has disappointed. Plenty of twists and turns and a good plot. Maggie O'Dell at her usual breakneck speed.
Published 13 months ago by A leathem
4.0 out of 5 stars Usual great read from this author
A good story, keeps you guessing right to the end. I'm always waiting for the next book to come out.
Published 14 months ago by Brenda
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